Doctor giving a patient a hearing exam using the AVANT ARC Audiometry, Real Ear Measurements and Live Speech Mapping system
AVANT ARC - Audiometry, Real Ear Measurements and Live Speech Mapping system with two IP30 insert earphones and two probe microphones on it


Combining the Power of Audiometry, Real Ear Measurement & Live Speech Mapping In One Compact System

  • Empower your patients to make informed decisions about their hearing healthcare with state-of-the-art counseling tools.

  • The ARC offers pure tone audiometry via earphones and bone conduction, masking and speech audiometry with SRT (Speech Recognition Threshold), WR (Word Recognition), SISI (Short Increment Sensitivity Index), ABLB (Alternate Binaural Loudness Balance) and Tone Decay Tests. Additional features are HLS (Hearing Loss Simulator) MHA (Master Hearing Aid). QuickSIN™ testing and automated audiometry.

    In addition to Live Speech Mapping, the AVANT REM software supports all traditional Real Ear Measurements and includes targets for MSS (Modified Speech Spectrum), DSL v5.0, NAL-NL1 and NAL-NL2 as well as HLS (Hearing Loss Simulator) and MHA (Master Hearing Aid) Modules.

  • Features:

    • Complete Air Bone, Speech and Masking Audiometry
    • Binaural Real Ear Measurement and Live Speech Mapping
    • Powerful 3rd Party Counseling Tools
    • Built-In Special Tests, Word Lists and Auto-Scoring
    • AutoFit Capable
    • PC- based and Portable
    • 2 x 20 W built-in Amplifiers
    • Small Footprint – approx. 20 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm
      8” x 5” x 1.25”
    • USB Connection to Computer
    • Noah, TIMS®, Blueprint OMS and Sycle Compatible
  • AVANT ARC Audiometry, Real Ear Measurements and Live Speech Mapping all in one compact system

  • AVANT ARC Audiometer, Real Ear Measurements and Live Speech Mapping system left side view
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Product Specs

  • Standards:

    Meets or exceeds all tests required in the ANSI S3.46 Methods of Measurement of Real-Ear Performance Characteristics of Hearing Aids, along with the requirements of IEC/EN 61669.

    Probe Microphones (L/R): Dual Electret Microphone Elements

    Probe Microphone Tube: Silicone 1.0 mm Nominal Diameter

    Measurement Range: 40-120 ± 3 dB SPL

    Measured Frequency Range: 125-8000Hz

    Test Stimuli: Broadband Noise and Synthesized Random Noise – Pink, White, Byrne LTASS and ANSI weighted; ICRA; ISTS Microphone, File, CD-ROM for Live Speech Mapping, Chirp

    Test Stimulus Levels at 1m: 40-90 dB SPL in 1 dB Steps – 200Hz thru 8K Hz (depending on speaker wattage and efficiency)

    Test Stimulus Accuracy: ± 3dB SPL

    Equalization: Pressure Method

    Analysis Mode: User Selectable 1/3, 1/6, 1/9, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48 Octave Bands

    ANSI S3.46 Test Available IEC/EN 61669: Real Ear Unaided Response, Real Ear Unaided Gain, Real Ear Insertion Gain, Real Ear Occluded Response, Real Ear Occluded Gain, Real Ear Aided Response, Real Ear Aided Gain

  • Other Tests Available: Live Speech Mapping™ with Peaks and LTAS analysis; Real Ear to Coupler Difference, Occlusion Effect, Percentile Analysis

    Prescription Methods: NAL-RP, 1/3 Gain, 1/2 Gain, Berger, Pogo 1, Pogo 2, FIG6, DSL m[I/O], NAL-NL1, NAL-NL2

    Probe Monitoring: Available with Operator Headset

    Power connection:
    USB 2.0 input 5.0 Volt Bus

    USB 2.0 input: Standard USB “B” socket

    Line-Output jack
    (REM or Audiometry Speakers):
    3.5mm Stereo Jack

    Speaker Output
    (Internal Amplifier) (2):
    3.81mm Pluggable Spring Clamp

    Probe Microphones inputs (2): 8 pin Mini-DIN

    Operator Headset Jack
    (REM or Audiometry):
    3.5mm Stereo Jack

    Patient Headset Jack (Client): 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Power Jack: 2.1mm X 5.5mm

    Software based sound equalization with available Live Speech Mapping functionality. Frequency Range 125Hz – 8000 Hz, 13 Band Equalize

    ANSI S3.6 Type 2 AE (IEC 60645-1 & 2), Tone Audiometry, Speech Audiometry, Stenger Test, QuickSIN™, ABLB, SISI, Tone Decay, Hughson Westlake Automated Audiometry

    Channels: Two channels

    Outputs: Insert Earphones, Headphones, Bone Conductor, Free Field - Line Level Output or Internal Amplifier

    Tone Stimuli: Pure Tone, Warble Tone, Continuous or Pulsed, Warble modulation frequency and Pulse period are user adjustable.

    Masking Signals: Tone Audiometry: Narrow Band Noise (default), Speech Weighted Noise, White Noise. Speech Audiometry: Speech Weighted Noise (default), White Noise, External Recorded (opposite channel).

    Frequency Range
    USB Power only:
    Air: 125Hz – 8000Hz, Bone: 250Hz – 8000Hz

    Sound Field: 125Hz – 8000Hz (Line Level)

    Acoustic Distortion: < 1.0% at 500 Hz, 100dB SPL

    Noise Floor: < -10dB HL from 125 Hz - 8000 Hz 

    Attenuation: 1dB or 5dB steps, user selectable

    Minimum / Maximum Output: -10 dB to 120 dB HL at 1000 Hz – Air (¼ inch mono jacks), -10 dB to 75 dB HL at 1000 Hz – Bone (¼ inch mono jack)

  • Free Field Output: Frequency Range 125-8,000 Hz, Dynamic Range 60-90+ dB SPL at 1 meter distance, (Using 50 watt stereo amplifier with 89 dB sensitivity speakers)

    Speech Input: Microphone (3.5 mm stereo jacks)

    I/O Jacks – 3.5mm: Operator Headphones (output shared with REM),Operator Talk Forward Microphone, Patient Talk Back Microphone, Free Field (Line Out shared with REM)

    I/O Jacks – 1/4”: Left Air Conduction, Right Air Conduction, Bone Conduction, Patient Response Switch

    USB 2.0 Input:
    5.0 Volt Bus

    Max Power Consumption: Less than 500 mA at 5.0 volts

    Power Supply
    Internal Speaker Amp:
    15V DC, 2A

    Optional Powered Speakers: 120V, 60 Hz or 100V – 240V, 50/60 Hz available

    Dimensions: Approx. 20 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm (L x W x H) Approx 8” x 5” x 1.25” (L x W x H) 

    Weight: < 1kg <2 lbs

    Power Supply: USB to computer

    Operating Temperature: 10°C to 35°C

    Operating Humidity: 30% to 90%

    Storage Temperature: -20°C to 50°C

    Storage Humidity: 10% to 90%